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Streets and Avenues

Streets and Avenues
Streets and Avenues

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Like their distinctive neighborhoods, Philadelphia's streets and avenues reflect the city's eclectic offerings. Stroll down Elferth's Alley for a history lesson then bike Boathouse Row to enjoy the scenery and possibly catch a rowing regatta. Thriving nightlife can be found at both South Street, with its colorful bars, and Avenue of the Arts, the perfect place to catch the latest theatrical offerings. To get a true cross sampling of the city, Chestnut and Walnut Streets run through several neighborhoods, revealing Philadelphia's diversity and vibrancy.

Philadelphia | Streets and Avenues

Avenue of the Arts
  • Avenue of the Arts
  • The Avenue of the Arts is a recently designated area that acknowledges Philadelphia's artistic and cultural center stretching more than four-and-a-half miles along Broad Street in Philadelphia.
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Boathouse Row
  • Boathouse Row
  • Fittingly historical and unique in the world is Philadelphia's Boathouse Row on the east bank of the Schuylkill River along Kelly Drive.
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Chestnut Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • The Eastbound sister street that runs parallel to Walnut St., Chestnut St. runs through the entire length of Philadelphia from the West end through University City, Center City, and Old City districts to the Penn's Landing waterfront area. In its Old City segment, Walnut St.
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Elfreth's Alley
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • For a charming and fascinating introduction to life in Philadelphia 300 years ago, visit Elfreth's Alley in the heart of Historic Philadelphia. The Alley was opened in 1702 and was home to the 18th century artisans and tradespeople who were the backbone of colonial Philadelphia.
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Kelly Drive
  • Kelly Drive
  • This four mile long road, also known as East River Drive, serves as an alternate route to the Schuylkill Expressway when traveling between the Art Museum District and Main Street Manayunk, Philly's mini "college town" sector.
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South Street
  • South Street
  • People from all professions and persuasions mesh along the sidewalks of Philly's colorful South Street. The street draws a multitude of strollers, shoppers, diners, artists and bohemians with its variety of offerings.
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Walnut Street
  • Walnut Street
  • Running West through the entire city of Philadelphia, from the Penn's Landing waterfront past the University of Pennsylvania's campus and all the way to S. 63rd St at Cobbs Creek Park, Walnut Street is one of the essential infrastructures of the City of Brotherly Love.
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